Cost – £3.30
Welcome back to the second year of The Munch Commitment! It’s really exciting to be back on an uncomfortable university standard chair to write to you, the prized consumer, about fried chicken at Munch Munch.
Without further ado, let’s pick up where we left off with the Munchy Popcorn Meal! Priced at a modest £3.30, the popcorn meal is a favourite among many of my friends and I certainly agree with them, to an extent.
A little preface, this is still a good hearty meal. The popcorn itself is tasty, hot with a fairly good tasting centre and the breaded chicken has a great texture to it as you make your way to the core, unlike that of the nugget meal. It’s a shame this meal is largely brought down by it’s moderate taste, which while good – is very similar to that of the boned chicken. It does not offer that ‘whole new chicken experience’. That being said, a large amount of popcorn chicken was given meaning great value and the breaded chicken really do make this taste better then it should have any reason to be.
The Munchy Popcorn breaded chicken is exceptionally well crafted.
It really lacks what Munch Munch offers in spades with some of their other meals, in the fact that it lacks that special edge that other meals have – such as the model Crunchy Munch Burger. It’s a very dry meal and has a very flat stereotypical taste which means that the whole meal is brought down because of it and personally, I wish it had a tiny tinge of spice in the meal. It makes a wonderful first impression (and indeed a wonderful second impression with the great breaded chicken) by the meal itself smelling amazing. It’s not to say that this meal is a bad meal, it is a very satisfying meal with a lot given and also a great texture, but is truly let down by the core taste.
A lot of popcorn is included in the dish and is great value all-around.
Overall it was personally hard to decide if this meal should receive a 6/10 or 7/10. I was torn between the great breaded chicken and the mediocre and dryness of the taste itself. After a lot of consideration, I decided to squeeze it into just a 7/10 to the great breaded chicken and a great sense of value. It’s really impressive how much you receive and makes for a meal that I personally wouldn’t mind eating when on a friendly trip to Munch Munch. It is only let down by the average taste.
As a wise man once said – “Idleness is ever the root of indecision.”
Rating out of MUNCH MUNCH
With a value score of 9/10